WN 65

WN 65 Omaha Beach, Normandy
This was a H667 bunker which housed a 50 mm anti-tank gun.


104 Rue de la 2ème Division U.S.

Coordinates: 49.364553, -0.863664

WN 65 is very easy to find and has ample parking available. Follow the GPS coordinates above or just follow the map. WN 65 is located west of the U.S. Cemetery at Colleville which is detailed on our web site and is an absolute must visit when visiting Normandy. You can access our section on the Colleville Cemetery here.

When leaving the cemetery by car follow the Route du Cimetiere Americain until you reach the D514 road, travel a short distance until you reach Rue Quincangrogne, take a right here on Rue Bernard Dargols, keep driving a short distance until you reach a parking area. WN 65 is located adjacent to the parking area at 104 Rue de la 2ème Division U.S.

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WN 65 has ample parking as can be seen here. There is even some grass for a nice picnic.

All photographs on this visit were taken on July 17th, 2016 and are subject to copyright. Please be respectful and do not copy them for your own personal or professional use. If you would like to contact the photographer and admin of this web site please e-mail admin@germanbunkers.com

I used two different cameras on the 2016 visit. The Nikon Coolpix 35mm and the Apple iPhone Six Plus.

The entrance to the H667 bunker.

This angle provides us with a glimpse of the front and side entrance to the WN 65 bunker.

Looking back as we enter the corridor.

The 50 mm anti-tank gun is still here after almost 75 years! Those beers are not mine on the floor in case you were wondering.

Another look at the gun. Note the damage to the armored plate to the right. This gun was taken out of action by 37 mm cannon fire.

A closeup of the damage inflicted by the 37 mm cannon fire. It was silenced by two M15A1 gun motor carriage half tracks of the 467th AAA Battalion.

The base of the
50 mm anti-tank gun.

A nice shot of the breach and damage to the plate.

Frozen in time since June 6th, 1944. This shows the mount and position clamp.

A nice shot of the gun and damage to the nozzle. The grill was placed post war.

The business end of the H667 bunker and the 50 mm anti-tank gun. Note the damage to the top left side of the casemate.

The corner the opposite side of the casemate facing north also sustained damage from the two half tracks.

A nice corner shot of the H667 bunker gives you a good perspective of this fine specimen.

The 50 mm anti tank cannon once firing towards the shore of Omaha Beach and the forces fighting their way across the beachhead. Now sitting peacefully and fixing it's gaze on a small compact car.

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